The Worst of Yamiche! Alcindor Departs PBS to Bring Her Venom to NBC Full-Time

February 15th, 2023 10:34 AM

Every journalist who aspires to be a big name at the leftist network outlets ABC/CBS/NBC/MSNBC/CNN knows if you really want to get ahead in this business you need to unleash the bias! 

After cutting her teeth at the taxpayer-funded PBS NewsHour Yamiche Alcindor made it known  — on Monday —  she’s bringing her liberal agenda to NBC News on a full-time basis. Previously, she had been splitting her time between NBC and PBS. 

A quick look at her career shows she’s preparing herself to be the next Rachel Maddow, Joy Reid or Don Lemon. So don’t be surprised if her liberal hackery lands her a prime-time MSNBC or CNN gig one day. 

Alcindor has spent the last few years viciously attacking conservatives. The former New York Times reporter painted Republicans as an “existential crisis” to democracy and slandered the late Rush Limbaugh as the “face of racism.” At the same time, Alcindor praised Democrats like the “moral, decent” President Joe Biden and his cabinet full of “Avengers” that were “rescuing” America from the GOP’s “craziness.”  

The following are just some of the worst outbursts from Alcindor via the NewsBusters archive: 


GOP “Slowly Tearing Apart Our Democracy”



“Republican voters, they’re very interested in just trying to find people who are loyal to Trump brand who are going to try to find a way to change the voting laws in this country to make sure that Republicans win rather than earning the vote, they’re essentially trying to make sure that they can just ensure, they can install people and that is the way that democracies die….America needs to understand that this is a January 6th that’s happening every single day on the local level that is slowly tearing apart our democracy.”
— MSNBC contributor Yamiche Alcindor on MSNBC’s Deadline: White House, January 4, 2022.


GOP “Targeting African-American Voters” with “Surgical Precision” In a “Slow January 6th”



“There are states, including North Carolina, that were accused of targeting African-American voters, in particular, with surgical precision….We’ve seen so many GOP lawmakers across the country moving to changing the voting laws in this country. It’s something that people say is really a slow January 6th, sort of wiping away and chipping away at the democratic norms in this country.”
— PBS White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports, December 16, 2021.


“Existential Crisis In America!” Republicans “Will Take Away Your Vote” 



“This is an existential crisis in America. Who can actually get the access to vote? Republicans in state legislatures are saying if you, essentially, and critics would say that ‘if we don’t like the way that you voted, we will take away your vote.’”
— PBS NewsHour White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor on NBC’s Meet the Press, June 27, 2021.


“Democratic Crisis Here at Home” Like Ukraine, Thanks to Republicans  



“We have our own democratic crisis here at home….Democracy matters and Ukraine is showing that. So of course we have our own election people — the Republicans in a lot of states trying to pull back the voter access to so many different Americans. So Democrats are….so eager for him [President Joe Biden] to also talk about voting rights….This idea of connecting what’s going in Ukraine to…how our democracy almost came to its knees on January 6th.”
— NBC News Washington correspondent/Moderator of PBS’s Washington Week Yamiche Alcindor on NBC News Now’s live coverage of President Joe Biden’s State of the Union speech, March 1, 2022.


Hey Joe, How Do You “Resolve” Being Such a “Moral, Decent Man?” 

“You’ve said over and over again that immigrants shouldn’t come to this country, right now. This isn’t the time to come. That message is not being received. Instead the perception of you — that got you elected — as a moral, decent man is the reason why a lot of immigrants are coming to this country and are trusting you with unaccompanied minors. How do you resolve that tension?”
— PBS White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor to Joe Biden at press conference, March 25, 2021.


Biden’s Cabinet “Saving Us All” Like the “Avengers!”



“Just saying they’re going to do their job and be good stewards of America’s role in this world and focus on American diplomacy, that in and of itself being a rebuke of President Trump...I was talking to a Democrat who just said this also felt like The Avengers, it felt like we are being rescued from this, this craziness we’ve all lived through these past four years and now here are the superheroes to come and save us all.”
— PBS’s NewsHour White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor on MSNBC’s Deadline: White House, November 24, 2020.



Rush Limbaugh “Is the Face of Racism” 

“Rush Limbaugh recently said he has lung cancer. There are a lot of people in the Republican party who love Rush Limbaugh. But for Democrats and a lot of people, independents and African-Americans, he’s just seen as someone who is the face of racism, frankly.”
PBS NewsHour correspondent Yamiche Alcindor on conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom as aired on MSNBC’s State of the Union coverage, February 5, 2020.


“Devastating” Abortion Decision, Women’s Lives “At Risk Now”



“This decision [Roe V. Wade overturn] is really seen as devastating to so many women across this country by — from people who are, of course, advocates of abortion rights. I also sat down with Shannon Brewer, who is director of the Women’s Health Organization in Mississippi. That’s the clinic at the center of the decision. She told me that she believes women’s lives are going to be put at risk now.”
— Correspondent Yamiche Alcindor on NBC News live coverage of Supreme Court abortion decision, June 24, 2022.


Citing Jackson’s “Closest Friends,” Not Exactly the Treatment Kavanaugh Got

“I was texting with one of her closest friends today and they told me yesterday was very, very emotional, but that they believe that their friend is like an Olympic athlete who has been training for this their whole — her whole life.”
PBS Washington Week moderator/NBC News Washington correspondent Yamiche Alcindor on NBC News live coverage of Ketanji Brown Jackson hearings, March 22, 2022.


Democrats and Their Higher Moral Standards



“He [Andrew Cuomo] is someone who thinks he can hold on, and when I’m talking to people, Democrats, they are also pointing to people like former President Trump who held on after dozens and dozens of women accused him of sexual harassment, of abuse and rape he was able to continue to still be president and now has a lot of power in the Republican Party, that’s in some ways what Andrew Cuomo is trying to hang on to power and act a bit Trumpian here, but Democrats don’t seem to have the same appetite for this sort of behavior that the GOP has.”
— PBS White House correspondent and MSNBC contributor Yamiche Alcindor on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports, August 4, 2021.


Trump Going To Turn US Into Haiti, Venezuela



“I’ve talked to people that are from Venezuela, from Haiti, they say, look at this very carefully. This is how authoritarian governments start. They start by the fact that, first, he was talking about jailing his opponents. Now, he’s talking about the idea that he doesn’t have to answer to Congress. So there are people, mostly Democrats, who are from authoritarian governments who are sounding the alarm saying, America really needs to watch out.”
PBS NewsHour correspondent Yamiche Alcindor on MSNBC’s Hardball, May 8, 2019.


Trump Voters Deserve to Get Flooded? 



“My story was focused on climate change and on the idea that middle class and poor people would be some of the first people hurt by climate change and there’s this idea that these storms, these hurricanes are getting worse and worse, scientists say, and that working class and poor people, poor people that voted for President Trump, that are excited about this presidency, that thought his presidency would improve his lives, that these are the same people who can’t afford to get into their car and drive four or five hours, or can’t afford a hotel room to try to escape these floods.”
New York Times reporter Yamiche Alcindor on MSNBC’s Deadline: White House, August 28, 2017.       


Fears of Dictator Trump

“[Trump’s] most recent comments about the legitimacy of the election, with their whiff of Third-World tumult, have perversely made some immigrants feel right at home...In their minds, they said, questions about a president’s legitimacy were inseparable from chaos and bloodshed, and thus they could not stop themselves from thinking the worst.”
New York Times reporter Yamiche Alcindor in October 21, 2016 article “For Some Immigrants, Trump’s Warning on Election Results Sounds All Too Familiar.”